I had a seminar last Sunday.
The topic was “Speaking one’s truth – Finding the courage to be oneself.”
We need to speak our truth so that we can be true to ourselves in relationship with others.
For me, learning to speak my truth is probably one of the hardest things, and yet the best things in my life.
The emotional cost of not being able to speak out is great:
We may end up having to put others before ourselves and compromise our need.
We may try to hide from the situations or people that feel overwhelming to us.
Frustration from not being able to speak out can come out side way such as being snappy at someone, getting sick, feeling depressed, drinking and eating too much.
The act of speaking our truth frees us from feelings of being restricted and imprisoned.
We stand tall and declare “This is me!”
We claim our worthiness by standing our own ground.
The courage to be ourselves is compassion for ourselves.
With this courage, we liberate ourselves.
“Being ourselves” is a conscious choice of how we want to be in the world.
It is the choice to be honest.
The choice to let go of who we think we are supposed to be.
The choice to let our true selves be seen.
The courage to speak our truth emerges through our wholehearted commitment to being all of ourselves.
Are you willingly committed to being yourself with your whole heart?